THQ has plans to differentiate Homefront from other shooters in the future

Saturday, 9 April 2011 18:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

THQ’s Danny Bilson has said the firm has plans to make sure Homefront differentiate itself from other games in the shooting genre with future releases.

Speaking with Gamespot during the MI6 Conference this week, Bilson acknowledged that what DICE has accomplished with the Battlefield series, is “the bar,” he is setting for the firm’s shooter games “going forward.”

“I think there’s a great big audience for people who want to ‘play army’ online, and I’m one of them,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to the Battlefield game. And that’s because I love having vehicles and more than just infantry running around, like in Homefront, which I’m playing a lot right now. And I’m not just saying that.

“Battlefield are the originators of that, and what they’re doing there is the bar that I set our shooter stuff for going forward… and Homefront will be farther from the other guys as it goes forward. In the single-player, we will not just be doing ‘no cutscenes’ and immersive stuff. We have a lot more interesting execution plans with technology for the future, but we’re still in the planning stages; nothing’s locked down.

“I think we differentiated really well in world and story. You’re not a soldier in Homefront. What we need to do and what the plan is to make guerrilla warfare more than just a name, to make it a gameplay mechanic.”

Bilson went on to say that he was in “no position to start doing PR on the creative future of Homefront,” and while a sequel hasn’t been confirmed or hinted strongly at, THQ has said in the past it has plans to support it as a series.

In early March, Kaos GM David Votypka said the firm would consider making Homefront 2 providing the first game sold well.

As of March 25, Homefront has shipped 2.4 million worldwide, and sold 1 million units.

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